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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Zune’

Would You Pay $100 For A Year Of Xbox Music?

The Zune failed, and Microsoft is ok with that. Besides, it’s not like Zune is really gone. Microsoft is just rebranding it as Xbox Music. It’s going to launch sometime later this year, but we’re still in the dark on a lot of the details. Various leaks hitting the Internet today help to disspel a few of the mysteries surrounding …

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Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On Zune Tomorrow

Does anybody remember the Zune or the Zune HD? Microsoft’s answer to the iPod wasn’t exactly the epitome of success due to a number of factors, but the hardware did have its fans. Those fans will have until tomorrow to say goodbye to a number of services that defined the brand. Microsoft sent out a mass email today that outlined …

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Xbox Music Kills the Zune Marketplace

Yesterday, Microsoft used its big E3 press conference to show off more than just video games. Along with SmartGlass, Internet Explorer on the Xbox 360, and , the company devoted a short segment of the conference to introducing Xbox Music. The new music marketplace will run on the Xbox 360 and all Windows 8 devices, including tablets and Windows phones. …

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Microsoft Planning E3 Preview Of New Music Service

Is Microsoft about to make a big push into the digital music space? Yes, Microsoft has Zune, but the only problem with Zune is that…wait, what’s Zune? We’re talking about a legitimate Zune successor here, and according to The Verge, Microsoft plans to give everyone a little taste at this year’s E3 conference. Back in February, we told you about …

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Windows Phone Marketplace Losing Zune Software Support

All the major smartphone operators – Apple, Google and Microsoft – allow users to download apps from the Web or the smartphone itself. Microsoft strangely enough had a third option that allowed users to download Windows Phone 7 apps from the Zune HD store. Probably due to the fact that nobody knows what a Zune is anymore, Microsoft is removing …

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Why Is iTunes Trying To Be Like Zune?

An interesting storyline has made it to Techmeme. Apple’s iTunes slogan is strikingly similar to the one Microsoft uses for Zune. This revelation appears to have started with Microsoft blog Zunited, which points out a number of elements where Apple has been “inspired” by Microsoft, including design and social networking. “This was no coincidence,” Zunited blogger CoryRS says of the …

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Microsoft May Be Planning New Music Service

Microsoft has never had much luck in the digital music space. Their Zune service was relatively ignored and I don’t know a single person who uses last.fm on their Xbox 360. The company may be planning to change that. CNET got the exclusive scoop from insiders that Microsoft is in talks with record companies to create a new music service …

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Microsoft Points May Be No More

Do you hate Microsoft Points? … That’s what I thought. It’s a good thing then that they may soon be out. Inside Mobile Apps is reporting that a source close to Microsoft told them that the company may soon be phasing out it’s much maligned Microsoft Points system. The move would go into effect sometime this year and affect all …

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